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Produce a demo reel for display on Youtube, revver, etc to showcase the capabilities of Synfig, and generate interest in the community of artists and coders to use and improve Synfig. Ideally the whole video could be produced in Synfig (excluding audio).

Proposed screenplay

Unless otherwise stated the source is from the Synfig examples. There seems to be a recurring theme of 'eyes' here, so the tentative working title is 'The Eye's have it'.


Open with

  • Cutscene by genete

then an animated figure synched to some speech - "Welcome to the Synfig Demo Reel" (I have something in the works for this one)

Either - Cover the basics - shapes, lines, filters, distortions, transforms, etc, or just launch straight into a slide show of still images.

For this step you could add some stills (or capture videos) of close ups of the GUI using he main important synfig features (parameter list, keyframes, navigator, waypoints, gradients, effects, curves...)--Genete 13:30, 21 November 2007 (EST)


  • Gradients.sif
  • wallpaper/backdrop.sif

Some combination of zooming in and out on the eyes of the following to demonstrate that Synfig is vector based and looks good at any resolution:-

  • Rore's Cat
  • Tux
  • prologuekid.sif
  • pirate.sif
  • Macwolfen.sif
  • New Julia/newjulia2.sif

Transition to -


  • Credits
  • links to Prologue, Werewolf, Light pen

Various transitions

  • handwritten 'synfig' by dooglus (YouTube | sifz)
  • Lightning by genete
  • Eclipse by AkhIL

Other thoughts

Need clearance from the copyright holders for the use of these works. Please comment if it's OK or if you don't want your work used.

It's OK to use any of my animations -- dooglus 04:12, 30 October 2007 (EDT)
It's ok to use any of my animations and music at my site -- ulrik 05:29, 30 October 2007 (EDT)
It's OK to use Sy 'n' Fig. That's why I created it; to promote Synfig! -- zelig 20:28, 10 November 2007 (PST) [sources]

16:30 < pxegeek> 'morning rore
16:31 < pxegeek> Did I ever ask you if we could use your cat picture in the demo reel?  
16:41 < rore> pxegeek: maybe you did, I don't remember, but sure you can use it ;)
It's OK to use any of my animations :) --Genete 13:14, 21 November 2007 (EST)

07:01  * AkhIL proposes his mouse, eclipse and flower to demoreel
07:05 < pixelgeek> AkhIL: would definitely welcome mouse, eclipse and flowers
07:06 < pixelgeek> Could we render a version without the text?
07:06 < AkhIL> yes
07:06 < AkhIL> are you have sources?
07:07 < pixelgeek> AkhIL: no 
07:08 < pixelgeek> I could probably find the ones you've linked, but if you have the links handy...
07:08 < AkhIL> I'll reshare it

Music? If some of the more musical amongst us are willing to share their music -

What did I miss?

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